Cooking with Hope: Bake some new holiday traditions

Published: Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 14:09 PM.

12    ounces (2 cups) white candy chips

1 ½ (one and one half) cups chopped pecans

1.   Preheat the oven to 400 degrees ( I prefer 350 degrees). Line several baking sheets with parchment or grease them lightly with vegetable oil.

2.   Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt together in a small bowl and set aside.

3.   Using an electric mixer at medium speed, cream the butter, both sugars, and vanilla together in a medium size bowl until light and fluffy, about 1 ½ (one and one half) to 2 minutes. Stop the mixer twice during the process to scrape the bowl with a rubber spatula. Then add the corn syrup and the water and mix for several seconds.

4.   Add the eggs and beat on medium speed until they’re blended, about 30 seconds. Scrape the bowl.

5.   Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed for 15 seconds. Scrape the bowl.

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